Approval given for new development in English Bay

The City of Vancouver approved yesterday the rezoning application for 1600 Beach and 1651 Harwood to increase 133 dwellings to the site. They approved adding:

1. Along Beach Avenue: add a 4-storey residential building with 2-storey townhouses at grade and two levels of housing above.
2. At the corner of Harwood and Cardero Streets: add a 9-storey residential building.
3. On the Harwood Street site: along Harwood, add two 3-storey structures on either side of the existing Columbus House building, and along the lane, add 2-storey townhouses.
4. Infill the base of the existing towers to expand the lobbies, add a new rental office, and create additional amenity space.
5. At Beach Avenue and Cardero Street: add a partially submerged one-storey amenity building.

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